Saturday, November 3, 2012

Making My Halloween Costume: Russell the Wilderness Explorer

Hi everyone! And Happy November :)

I want to show you guys my Halloween costume that I made this year! I was itching to craft and sew so I thought that dressing up as Russell from the movie UP is a fun idea.

Keep reading to see how I made my costume. Enjoy!

Handmade costume as Russell

"The wilderness must be explored! CA-CA!"
Russell the Wilderness Explorer

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Afternoon Tea at the Castle

A's birthday was way back in May, but there's a reason why I finally blogged about her birthday card. I bought a voucher from Dealfind for an afternoon tea for two people at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. To surprise A, I made her a cute tea party themed card.

High Tea birthday card
Tools and Supplies used:
♥ White card stock paper
♥ Light brown with small polka dots (Holiday Collection stack) by DCWV
♥ Blue stock paper with polka dot embossing
White glitter stock paper
♥ Pink tea cup and tea pot embellishment
♥ Hot pink ribbon from Daiso
♥ Scalloped edge border by Stampin' Up! (here)
♥ 1/2" Round Corner squeeze punch by Fiskars

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Reminiscing Summer

Hello again! :)

I just went through a full week of school, volunteer, and work! Even though I'm super tired, I feel very productive. I'm loving the sunshine in September, which is rare in Vancouver, BC. This got me reminiscing my awesome summer.

On the Labour Day, my friends and I walked along Stanley Park's Seawall. It was a very nice three hours walk; however, hunger kicked in at the last hour. In the end, some of us were separated since we walked at our own pace. We had dog walkers, bikers,! I was the last one because I was taking pictures. I took a lot of pictures, but I was able to pick my top three. Enjoy! :)

Glistening Water

Good Company

Sun Rays Peeking

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

It's Sew Easy!

Back in June, I purchased Sew Easy's Stitch Piercer, Piercing Mat, and Floss in pink. So how easy was it? I must say, it was quite easy. I used them to make CD's birthday card.

Excuse my smudge on the card

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Michaels Arts & Crafts Grand Opening in Downtown Vancouver, BC

Yesterday was the grand opening day for the Michaels store located on Alberni and Burrad Street in Vancouver, BC. A and I went during the afternoon to check it out and take advantage of the "buy one and get one for one cent" promotion. I wish I took more pictures of the new store, but I was too busy shopping. Anyway, keep reading and see what I bought! :)

Grand opening flyer

Saturday, August 18, 2012

New Michaels Location in Vancouver, BC!

Back in April, I was excited to find out that there will be another Michaels store in Vancouver, BC. Now, I'm even more excited that it's opening on August 18th...that's today! :D

Did you get your weekly flyer in the mail?

I don't know if there's going to be a grand opening like last time, but I'm going with A to check it out! I'm still surprised that the new store is in downtown, especially located near to Tiffany, Brooks Brothers, and Burberry. But hey, it's very close to Burrad skytrain station, which mean it's easy to get to! Here are the details:

1022 Alberni St
Vancouver, BC V6E 1A3
(Click here for a map)

(604) 638-1940

Store Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

The address to other store in Vancouver is 655 West Broadway (Click here for a map).

As always, happy craft shopping! :) 

PS: Birthday shout out to to SH, Happy Birthday!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Be Right Back...

Hello sunshines!

I have been super busy working on my practicum project and report. I just have one more week (eight days to be exact) until I can break free and enjoy the rest of the summer! Until then, I'll be right back.

My books and notes for practicum

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New Paper Craft Tools and Supplies #2

Hello hello!

I just bought some new tools and supplies! Can you believe that the last time I purchased something from Michaels Arts and Crafts Store was last November?! Anyways, I took advantage of the 50% off coupon during Father's Day weekend and I bought four things.

Yay for 50% off coupon! :)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Beijing and Hong Kong Photos

As promised over a month ago, here are some of my favourite photos from my Beijing and Hong Kong trip with my mom. It was nice going through the pictures again. I kinda wish I'm still in Hong Kong..spending time with my relatives and eating delicious food. I'll be back again in the future :) For now, enjoy the photos!
We went to the Forbidden City on the first day of the tour. This imperial palace took us four hours to walk through!

A female guardian lion at Forbidden City
Can you see the baby lion?

Monday, June 18, 2012

You Make Me Smile, Dad

Happy Daddy's Day!

I spent the whole afternoon with the family ♥ We had dim sum in morning and then we went to the Car Free Vancouver Day. My dad was talking about this event yesterday so we decided to check it out. But first, let me show you my card for my wonderful dad.
Happy Father's Day

Tools and Supplies used:
♥ White card stock
♥ Green with polka dots scrapbook paper ('Tis the Season stack) by DCWV
Light green scrapbook paper ('Tis the Season stack) by DCWV
Light brown with small polka dots (Holiday Collection stack) by DCWV
2.5mm white pearl jewel stickers
Curly Small Alphabets clear stamps #54 by doodlebug design Inc.
Smile clear stamps #13 by doodlebug design Inc.
Watermark stamp pad by VersaMark
♥ Glitter glue in Diamond by Tulip
♥ 1/2" Round Corner squeeze punch by Fiskars

Monday, June 11, 2012

All Pink Bridal Shower

CH's bridal shower was yesterday and her bridesmaids did an awesome job in decorations, games, and food! I was the charming camera lady for the day ;) The pictures turned out great! To start off, here's my card for the bride-to-be!

Happy Pink Bridal Shower Day!

Tools and Supplies used:
♥ Pink card stock (Butterfly Wings by Recollections)
♥ Southern Belle pink rose scrapbook paper by Recollections
Ivory satin ribbon (from a wedding swap)
Heart Lace Border No. 256
Glitter glue in Diamond by Tulip
Bridal-themed embellishment
♥ Scalloped edge border by Stampin' Up! (here)
♥ 1/2" Round Corner squeeze punch by Fiskars

Missy's and my gifts & cards for the bride

Click "Read More"to see other craft projects and FOOD!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Just For You, Momma

Hello and Happy Mother's Day!

Oops. It has been more than a month since I posted something. I just came back from Beijing and Hong Kong almost two weeks ago and I'm still adjusting the time difference. Plus, I'm just lazy :) I'm planning to have a separate post about my trip so please look forward to it! :)

Anyways, today is mother's day and this is the card I made for my momma (see below).

Happy Mother's Day!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Bubble Tea...Just For You

Happy Birthday to my gnomie, BN! :)

This long weekend was eventful! Despite having a major report due on Sunday (don't ask why), I still enjoyed the Easter break. It was nice to finally see some sunshine in Vancouver!

This card is quite special because bubble tea has became a weekly routine for BN, A, and me. Bubble tea is a popular type of drink that consist of chewy balls made out of tapioca. In short, it's delicious! :) I had quite a laugh while making this card! I used plastic wrap to make the card look like the cups that the restaurants serve.

Bubble Tea from S-Tea :D

Tool and supplies used:
♥ Card stock paper in light blue, orange, and yellow
♥ Black marker
♥ Glitter glue in Diamond by Tulip
♥ "Just For You" wooden stamp by Studio G
♥ 1/2" Round Corner squeeze punch by Fiskars
♥ 2" Circle Lever Punch by Recollections
♥ Clear, plastic wrap

On the side note, A and I discovered a NEW Michaels Arts and Crafts location while shopping for BN's birthday gift. This COMING SOON store is located between Alberni Street and Burrard Street. It looks like its going to be above a retail store, Brooks Brothers. I'm not sure when it will open, but all I can say is that this new location is a lot closer and easier to commute to. Dangerous for my wallet!

Opening Soon: Michaels Arts and Crafts store in Downtown Vancouver, BC

Monday, April 2, 2012

Pretty in Pink Bridal Shower

Happy April, everyone!

Here's a very first bridal shower card that I made for the bride-to-be! I had an idea of which tools and materials to use (pearls and lace, of course), but in the end, I kept it very simple.

Click "Read More" for more pictures of the bridal shower card and see the cute bridal favours! :)

My game plan: pink, pearls, and pretties

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Ruffled Birthday Card

I’m just in love with pearls and lace right now!

The previous lace card that I made for my mom is pretty and I wanted make something similar. This time, I added some ruffles at the bottom. The ruffles turned out better than I thought since the layers create a nice effect. I will definitely do this again! To finish the card, I added a lace border, minty green pearls, and a sheer bow. Ta da!

Happy Birthday, CC!

CC said she loves her card so much that she wants to wear the pearls as earrings. Hilarious! :) 

Close up of the ruffle effect
Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mom, It's Your Day! Happy Birthday!

Family and I celebrated my momma's birthday on Monday. I made two cards for my mom this year! The first one is a random drawing of the family wearing some kind of party hat? haha Don't ask, I drew this around 3:30am :P

Good Morning, Happy Birthday!
This is her second card (see below). I love everything about this card! The deep purple, lace, pearls, and lime green embellishment match well together. Most importantly, my mom loves it too!

Mom's birthday cake and card

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Flowers For You

I was taking a break from writing my-never-ending-papers and looking at old photos in my albums. I stumbled these pictures (see below) which was photographed last summer. Clearly, I'm drooling for Summer...

Flowers around my neighbourhood
Crafts 'N More Store (Richmond, BC)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sunny Floral Greeting

Here's another going away card that I made for my friend, MC, who just left Vancouver to start his new career in San Francisco (congratulations!). I met MC at the SFU Origami Club so I thought it would be nice to make him an origami-themed card.

For this card, I folded five 2 inches squares to form the flower and the corners. This technique is known as Tea Bag Folding.Unlike the traditional origami, tea bag folding uses several small square pieces of printed paper that are folded exactly the same way. Then, the pieces are used to link together to form beautiful 3D designs. It’s great for decorating your cards and making unique ornaments.

Flower fold card

Fun Fact: Why is it called “Tea Bag Folding”?

Tea bag folding was originated in Holland. Tiny van der Plaas was worried about giving a birthday card for her sister, so she began folding envelopes that enclosed her tea bag. In Holland, tea bag envelopes are colourful and decorated with designs. In the end, she created a unique and decorative card; as a result, it was the beginning of tea bag folding! (Source: Craft Site Directory)

Tea Bag Folding
Photo taken from Jill Britton

I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Have a great week, everyone!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Is it Spring Yet?

Hi all!

It was nice to see some sunshine in Vancouver today. I don't know about you but I'm definitely ready for spring! Anyways, I made these cards for two of my friends. The first one is a get well soon card and the other card is a goodbye card.

I made sure that these cards are bright and colourful to cheer up my friends! I used Stampendous' Pattern Trio clear stamp and coloured the flowers and leaves myself. This stamp is really pretty! Plus it reminds me of spring...and allergies :O

Get Well Soon

Good Bye

Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year!


I got this limited edition gold-toned Hello Kitty compact mirror from my older brother. I received it as a Christmas gift, but I decided to wait until the new year and blog about it.

As you may all know, I'm obsessed with Hello Kitty :P but one thing I'm in love with the Hello Kitty compact mirrors. Before I show you my collection, I want to share my Sephora's Hello Kitty 2012 Year of the Dragon compact mirror. Click "read more" and enjoy!

Year of the Dragon Hello Kitty Compact Mirror

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Happy Birthday, December Babies!

First blog post of the new year! ...I know, it's a bit late :) But I just a wonderful holiday break and I didn't get the chance to post some cards that I have made for the December here you go! Enjoy! :)

Birthday candles

Chubby Santa

Cinnamon Roll (by request)

Any favourites? Comment below, I would love to hear from you. Have a wonderful week! :)


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